Retirements

Mark Yankovitz, Continuity Editor

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Ellen Friery

Psychology teacher Ellen Friery taught 4 years at St Ursula High School in Toledo and 21 years at Revere. Her passion for education extends as far back as when she played school as a child, eventually turning down a medical career in order to teach. She cited “[her] son’s health, [her] daughter’s career and [her] mom’s age” as reasons for retirement.

“I know that life is precious and time passes too quickly. I am blessed to be able to retire now to spend quality time with them!” Friery said.

Q: What was your favorite experience at Revere?

A: “I have had many great experiences over the years – amazing students, staff, and community. But what stands out from all the rest are working with social studies colleagues who are my second family, starting the Mock Trial program and Street Law course at RHS, and mentoring Mr. Milczewski.”

Q: Do you have any advice for incoming staff members?

A: “Enjoy the ride and continue to be a lifelong learner.”

Julie Hanna

English teacher Julie Hanna has taught multiple languages during her 6 years in Akron and 25 years at Revere. She previously taught English for 2 years in Zaire (the Democratic Republic of Congo today) as part of the Peace Corps. She cited it as “one of the most rewarding experiences I had ever had.”

When asked about retirement, Hanna said she looks forward to sitting down and “just enjoying the morning. . . . I love to hear the birds and see the sun come up.”

Q: What was your favorite experience at Revere?

A: “There are many, many memorable moments that have made an impression that will go with me as I leave here. . . . I remember when I was adviser for the key club, doing fun things like going to nursing homes with my students and singing carols. . . . It’s the memories of certain specific things.”

Q: Do you have any advice for incoming staff members?

A: “It is a really stressful job, but my advice would be don’t lose part of what’s really important: the kids. The best part of this job is the kids and interacting with them.”

Terri Shreve

Health aide Terri Shreve has worked at Revere for 20 years; 14 years at Hillcrest and 6 years at the high school. She joined Revere after volunteering for a long time and thoroughly enjoying it. She and her husband will be moving to Huron, Ohio, once her husband retires as well.

“My husband is going to retire too, and we will try being snowbirds (in Florida) next winter,” Shreve said.

Q: What was your favorite experience at Revere?

A: “Changing from Hillcrest to the High School. I thought I would only like the little kids and not you big kids, but I found I love the big kids. . . . Plus I know most of them from when they were little people at Hillcrest.”

Q: Do you have any advice for incoming staff members?

A: “The high school is a great place to work – so many caring people.”

Linda Zanders

Office secretary Linda Zanders has worked at Revere for 24 years; 10 years as a teacher assistant and 14 years as secretary in the principal’s office. She has worked at Richfield Elementary, Hillcrest,   the middle school and the high school. Previously she worked as a Docket Clerk for a US District Court Judge as well as a substitute secretary in Medina. During retirement she plans to move with her husband to Southwest Las Vegas, Nevada.

“We plan on golfing, taking classes at UNLV, volunteering, and doing some traveling. I am looking forward to having more time to spend with friends and family,” Zanders said.

Q: What was your favorite experience at Revere?

A: “Pioneer day at Richfield School! It was a lot of fun and I have pictures and good memories.”

Q: Do you have any advice for incoming staff members?

A: “Enjoy the wonderful staff and students at RHS. They are very kind, caring, generous, and fun! I will miss seeing them every day!”

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